Sunday, 30 November 2014

63 escape death as Overland Plane veered off runway in Ilorin [PHOTO]

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Fifty nine passengers and four crew members escaped death today when an Overland plane from Abuja overshot the runway at the Ilorin airport.

A statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs, of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Mr. Fan Ndubuoke read.
“An Overland flight 1186, an ATR 72 aircraft with Registration number 5N-BPG from Abuja airport to Ilorin, carrying fifty nine passengers and four crew members,veered off the runway at low speed after a normal landing at the Ilorin Airport.The incident which occurred today Saturday, November 29, at 4.45pm, has no casualty recorded.
However, the Accident and Prevention Bureau in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the cause of the incident.The authority wishes to use this medium to reassure Nigerians that safety of the traveling public is still paramount and cannot be compromised.”
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